Salvation Army helps those affected by storm

(WTVY News 4)
Published: Apr. 21, 2020 at 3:22 PM CDT
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Just 48 hours ago a storm hit the Wiregrass, leaving many in Henry County without a place to call home.

"I look around where we're at now and just the devastation out here of what the tornadoes did and taking out homes and trees and everything else, it's people's livelihoods, especially their home. So we wanted to make sure that we're out here for them," Roy Fisher, corps administrator for Salvation Army of Dothan said.

The Salvation Army of Dothan traveled to the areas affected, to help during this devastating time.

"They're trying to salvage what they can from their homes or they're out and trying to take care of the trees away from their properties and out by the road. So being able to come out here now and being able to provide that way. They don't have to worry about going somewhere to get something to eat or having to figure out, I just need a bottle of water and so we're here to do that," Fisher said.

Starting at 11:30 Tuesday morning, the group served lunch, dinner and provided emotional and spiritual care to the Henry County community.

"This is a fantastic thing right here, there's a lot of people out here working hard and we sure appreciate the Salvation Army. It's very important, we just couldn't do it without them, there's no way. This is a gracious thing that they're doing," Wayne Skeen, resident of Henry County said.

For those who experienced the storm, they are just grateful for the helping hand.

"It's just great that they are here, that they're willing to come out and serve us. I know they're from Dothan and for them to just think to come out to Henry County, to our little town and serve us, it's wonderful," Kathryn Culp, resident of Henry County said.

The Salvation Army served around 70 meals in Henry County and will continue to provide to those who have been affected by the storm.

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